This is a set from our second yearly bundle. We completed 12 months and now we have begun working on our second 12 months. The intention is that the first (original) set to be used in Kindergarten (but it doesn't have to) and this second set to be used in 1st grade. Feel free to switch them up or switch them around. If you are at a school that is implementing our PA curriculum in K and 1st grade, then one set could be used with students in Kindergarten and the second set could be used with students in 1st grade. For this second set of lessons, we tried to pick books more geared for 1st grade, but certainly suitable for any K-3 classroom.
This is a complete month of original Common Core aligned phonological awareness curriculum, lessons for every day of the month. If you follow our curriculum in your classroom, which requires 15 minutes a day on the first day and 10 minutes a day for the next four days, you will see amazingly ridiculous phonological awareness growth in your students. This program is tried and true, used in K and first grade classrooms at my school. This curriculum is based on 16 phonological awareness skills that we have identified in the Common Core for ELA. The activities/lessons are text-based, meaning the words and phrases for the phonological awareness lessons (which we call "listening games") are based on popular read aloud titles (books not included) from your monthly curricular themes. This program was written around the Kindergarten and First Grade Common Core standards and skills including the Common Core document, Appendix A, based on phonological awareness research and the general progression of phonological awareness skills in the foundational reading process. This curriculum is also appropriate for Pre-K and anyone working in a teaching capacity with K or 1st grade students. We are so sure you are going to love our phonological awareness curriculum after using it for just one week, that we think you'll come back to purchase the monthly bundles. (Be sure to check our free-week sampler in our store or click on the preview to try a week for free.)
This January bundle includes four weeks of lessons based on the following holiday and curricular theme related read-aloud titles!
The Biggest Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler (YouTube link
North Pole, South Pole by Nancy Smiler Levinson (compare with YouTube video
Snow by Cynthia Rylant
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Geographic Series (text to world connection
The only PREP required to implement this curriculum is you locating the book. Once you download and print the lessons included here (31 pages) there is NO MORE PREP. You're ready. In fact, for anyone with an iPad, we recommend you NOT print them but open the lessons in iBooks and teaching straight from the iPad in your lap. Save some trees, right? And you never lose your pages.
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Jen Jones & Kathi Zotovich
Hello Two Peas in a Pod
Jen Jones (Hello Literacy)
& Katherine Zotovich